Number of droplets that can be generated by a sneeze

Value 40000 Droplets
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Cole EC, Cook CE. Characterization of infectious aerosols in health care facilities: an aid to effective engineering controls and preventive strategies. Am J Infect Control. 1998 Aug26(4):453-64. p.455 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID9721404
Primary Source Cox CS. The aerobiological pathway of microorganisms. Chichester (UK): John Wiley & Sons 1987.
Comments "A sneeze can generate as many as 40,000 droplets, which can evaporate to particles in the 0.5 to 12 µm range."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108804